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The Farthest Things in the Universe

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The quest for the farthest objects in the Universe remains one of the most challenging areas of modern astronomical research. Peering deeper and deeper into space reveals the most distant and powerful objects known and so unveils the embryonic epochs of the Universe not long after its birth in the Big Bang. Four world experts--chosen for their ability to communicate research astronomy at a popular level--each contributes a chapter to this lucid survey. They address the fundamental issues of scale in the Universe; the ghostly etchings seen on the cosmic background radiation; quasars and their evolution; and galaxy birth. This fascinating and accessible account offers an exceptional chance for the general audience to share in the excitement of today's forefront research of the early Universe.

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The excitement and challenge of studying the most distant and powerful objects, and their embryonic Universe, in four lucid and stimulating chapters.

Synopsis:

This survey offers an exceptional opportunity for the general audience to share in the excitement of today's astronomical research of the early Universe in an accessible and stimulating way.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-99) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Observing the farthest things in the universe Jay M. Pasachoff; 2. The cosmic background radiation Ed Cheng; 3. Quasars Patrick S. Osmer; 4. Galaxies at the limit: the epoch of galaxy formation Hyron Spinrad; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521469319
With:
Spinrad, Hyron
With:
Osmer, Patrick
With:
Spinrad, Hyron
Author:
Pasachoff, Jay M.
Author:
Spinrad, Hyron
Author:
Cheng, Edward S.
Author:
Osmer, Patrick
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Series Volume:
2419
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 line diagrams 14 half-tones 4 tabl
Pages:
114
Dimensions:
8.90x6.00x.31 in. .44 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The excitement and challenge of studying the most distant and powerful objects, and their embryonic Universe, in four lucid and stimulating chapters.
"Synopsis" by , This survey offers an exceptional opportunity for the general audience to share in the excitement of today's astronomical research of the early Universe in an accessible and stimulating way.
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